Real social impact is not possible without the engagement of the local communities. The paper describes the first phase of an engaged research project in which we develop a digital platform which is able to support and enhance Community-Based Tourism in Developing Countries. With the help of a local community in Nepal, we co-develop and understand the requirements which need to be included in a digital platform to support Community-Based Tourism in Developing Countries. The data is collected through three focus groups which explore “Categories of Local Tourism products/services”, “Education, Training, and Awareness Raising”, and “Design structures of a Digital Platform”. The participants of the focus groups were community leaders, local business owners, entrepreneurs, and tourism association representatives. The findings contribute to our understanding of supporting local entrepreneurism through digital platforms and help to make the world a better place with Information Systems.
Pradhan, Sojen and Ehnis, Christian, "Towards a Digital Platform to Support/Enhance Community-based Tourism in Developing Countries - Findings from Nepal" (2019). ACIS 2019 Proceedings. 102.